The DIY Doily Dream-catcher has taken over my Pinterest feed. I’ll be honest, I’ve never been drawn to dream-catchers. I actually disliked them, until I saw the ones made from doilies. It was love at first sight, guys. I knew I needed one in my vintage camper.
I don’t typically craft. I’ve found that any time I attempt to make something, I end up spending more money than if I were to just purchase the already made version. Why would I spend $50 to make a Pinterest fail when I can buy it for $15? I know someone reading out there gets me.
In this case, the supplies for my very own DIY doily dream-catcher were sitting in my closet. It was as if we were just meant to be together. I purchased the beads and braided pieces at a garage sale for 50 cents. Now, I know I can’t buy one of these for 50 cents so I felt like that was a safe investment.
I’m okay with how it turned out. More importantly, my crafting session made me curious about the history of dream-catchers. I realized I knew very little about them other than the fact that they were used for decoration. A quick search led me to this site where I learned that dreamcatchers are a Native American tradition. Maybe while I am sleeping in Cecilia the doily dream-catcher will capture my bad dreams.
There are a lot of tutorials on how to make your own dream catcher. I used this one from Think Crafts. The one they made is more beachy and earthy, but the concept is the same.
If you want to read more about how I decorate my camper, you can check out this article on my 5 favorite decorative pieces in my camper. This dream-catcher didn’t make the list, but almost.
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about the DIY doily dream-catcher trend.